Seventh Ward, New Orleans

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Seventh Ward
7th Ward
New Orleans neighborhood
Claiborne Avenue at Frenchmen Street, 1938
Country United States
State Louisiana
City New Orleans
Planning District District 4, Mid-City District
Elevation 0 ft (0.0 m)
Coordinates 29°58′38″N 90°03′56″W / 29.97722°N 90.06556°W / 29.97722; -90.06556Coordinates: 29°58′38″N 90°03′56″W / 29.97722°N 90.06556°W / 29.97722; -90.06556
Area 1.16 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 - land 1.16 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 5,116 (2010)
Density 4,410/sq mi (1,703/km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 504

The Seventh Ward is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans. A sub-district of the Mid-City District Area, its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are: A.P. Tureaud Avenue, Agriculture, Allen, Industry, St. Anthony, Duels, Frenchmen and Hope Streets to the north, Elysian Fields Avenue to the east, St. Claude and St. Bernard Avenues, North Rampart Street and Esplanade Avenue to the south, and North Broad Street to the west.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the district has a total area of 1.16 square miles (3.0 km2), all of which is land.

Adjacent neighborhoods[edit]


St. Peter Baptist Church

The City Planning Commission defines the boundaries of Seventh Ward as these streets: A.P. Tureaud Avenue, Annette Street, Agriculture Street, Allen Street, Industry Street, St. Anthony Avenue, Duels Street, Frenchmen Street, Hope Street, Elysian Fields Avenue, St. Claude Avenue, St. Bernard Avenue, North Rampart Street, Esplanade Avenue and North Broad Street.[1]


As of the census of 2000, there were 16,955 people, 6,489 households, and 3,965 families residing in the neighborhood.[2] The population density was 14,616 /mi² (5,652 /km²). Historically, most of the inhabitants of New Orleans who are of Creole descent, were born in the Seventh Ward.

As of the census of 2010, there were 10,187 people, 4,248 households, and 2,356 families residing in the neighborhood.[3]


Orleans Parish School Board is the designated school district of New Orleans.

New Orleans Public Library will open the new Nora Navra Branch in the 7th Ward in 2017.[4] Hurricane Katrina had damaged the previous facility in 2005. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was to pay for the costs of demolition of the previous library and construction of the new library since the previous facility had been, according to FEMA's estimation, over 50% damaged by Katrina. The features and amenities present in the new facility that were not in the previous facility were financed by other sources, including New Orleans municipal bond sales and funds from the Louisiana Recovery Authority. The "design-build" process, one specially allowed only in parishes affected by Hurricane Katrina under Louisiana law, was used to rebuild this library and four others. Two architectural firms, the New Orleans company Lee Ledbetter & Associates and the Kansas City, Missouri company Gould Evans Associates, were hired to design this library and four others. They were designed to have better access to public transportation and have reduced utility usage, including having electricity and water-saving features, in order to be more cost effective.[5]

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  1. ^ Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. "Seventh Ward Neighborhood". Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  2. ^ "Seventh Ward Neighborhood". Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Seventh Ward Neighborhood". Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  4. ^ McClendon, Robert (2015-10-13). "New Orleans library asking public where to invest money following millage approval". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved 2016-12-11. 
  5. ^ Krupa, Michelle (2009-08-12). "Public library rebuilding project set to begin". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved 2016-12-11.